PBWC Board of Directors

Nicole Soluri

Nicole Soluri

Nicole serves as Chief Counsel to the California State Lottery. Prior to that, she was an attorney with Downey Brand LLP, where she focused on corporate and securities matters. Before joining Downey Brand, Nicole was with the firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC in Palo Alto. In addition to her work with PBWC, Nicole […]

Alex Roddy

Alexandra Roddy

Alex is the global head of marketing for Prologis, the world’s leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate. She is a collaborative, creative, high energy executive who is deeply committed to ensuring that workplace cultures change to become more open and inclusive so that the halls of power better reflect the diversity of […]

Wanda Smith

Wanda Smith

Wanda has supported senior executives at leading healthcare companies for more than sixteen years. She is also an entrepreneur, selling residential real estate in the San Jose area. In 2004, Wanda was honored as the 2004 recipient of PBWC’s Working Woman Scholarship. This award helped Wanda to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from San […]

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Cheryl A. Cornelius

Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, working with banks, brokerages, asset management and leasing firms. Currently, Cheryl is responsible for helping clients develop business solutions that leverage IBM; leads IBM’s Western Region Women’s Council; and mentors several IBM employees. Cheryl is a wife, mother of 2 children and is […]

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Representing the 14th District of California, Congresswoman Speier formerly served as a California State Senator, where she authored groundbreaking legislation in health care, privacy, consumer protection, child welfare, education, and prison reform; and served as Assistant Pro Tem of the State Senate, Chair of the Senate Finance, Banking and Insurance Committee, Chair of the California […]

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Judy Bloom

Judy has served as the District Director for then-Assemblywoman Jackie Speier, Executive Director of Resourceful Women. Director of Employer Services at Jewish Vocational Service and Development Officer/Director of Imprint Giving at the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Judy retired from full-time employment at the end of 2010 and now enjoys studying Hebrew, traveling, volunteering on community […]

Kathleen Brown

Kathleen (Katy) Brown

With over 25 years in the IT industry, leading the NorCal Sales team has been one of the most exciting roles for Katy in her 17 years at Microsoft. Katy is passionate about empowering women and supporting local community organizations ensuring food and housing security.

Jill Franze

Jill Franze

Jill leads an international team of 32 customs experts responsible for strategy and execution of Cisco’s global trade compliance tools and processes. She also plays a lead role in Cisco’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative within the finance organization, and serves as co-lead of Cisco’s employee resource organization for women. Jill earned her BA in International […]

Tani Girton

Tani Girton

Tani has more than 25 years’ experience delivering growth and performance to financial institutions and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Marin. As Treasurer/EVP at Bank of the West she founded the Women’s Connection, a grass roots organization supporting the personal and professional growth of employees through coaching, education […]

Shirley Gordon

Shirley Gordon, CPCU, CLU, CHFC and JD

Shirley has held numerous leadership positions at State Farm Insurance during her career. She is currently responsible for Property and Casualty Underwriting Operations within the Western and West Central Market Areas, covering 19 states and servicing more than 19 million auto and fire policies. Shirley is a governing board member of the California FAIR Plan, […]

John Kunhart

John Kunhart

A serial entrepreneur, John is a co-founder and managing director of American River Ventures, an SRI venture capital fund located in Sacramento. John has served on the board of many venture financed companies. Prior to founding American River Ventures, John held senior technical and marketing positions with IBM, Tandem, and Boeing Computer Services.  He is […]

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Deidra Lieberman

Deidra has over 25 years experience in media sales and radio station operational management. In her current role with Capture Lifestyles, Deidra is responsible for sales strategy, execution and media relations for The Capture Artisan Wine Tour, a 12 city wine and culinary experience spanning the United States. Deidra earned her B.A in Broadcast Communication […]

Titina Ott

Titina Ott Adams

As a global business executive for over 25 years, Titina is responsible for the operational excellence of Oracle’s 28,000 global Alliance and Channel partners and has led the transformation of how partners do business with Oracle. A passionate advocate for mentorship, in 2005 she founded the Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL) program, introducing an innovative approach […]

Gizelle Robinson

Gizelle Robinson

Gizelle has over 28 years of experience in Information Technology. Currently, Gizelle is responsible for the Cost Basis and Portfolio Performance Platform applications and leads globally for development and support of services for Schwab customers. Gizelle is a strong advocate for women and believes the best way to achieve gender partnership is to start young. […]

Deepti Srivastava

Deepti Srivastava

Deepti Srivastava is a Technical Program Manager in the Storage Infrastructure at Google. Srivastava’s team provides the data store for many of Google’s products, such as Google+ and Google Maps. Prior to that, she was at Oracle Corporation in the RAC Database development team, creating scalable on-demand cloud computing technologies. While at Oracle, Srivastava was […]

Cady Wolf

Cady Wolf

A 20+ year veteran of the Travel, eCommerce, and Technology industries, Cady has spent her career working with marquee global travel companies. She is currently Sr. Vice President of Global Sales at Switchfly and prior to that was Vice President of Partner Marketing at Travelocity. In addition to PBWC, she currently serves on the advisory […]

Rene Kim

René L. Kim

René Kim is senior vice president of Charles Schwab Bank. In addition, she is the Charles Schwab & Co liaison to Schwab Charitable donor advised fund. René began her tenure at Schwab in April 1999 and has 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry.  René joined the Professional BusinessWomen of California board in 2008, has served as the PBWC Board Chair.  She […]

Fiona Grandi

Fiona Grandi

Fiona serves as the Advisory Office Leader for the San Francisco Office and affiliated offices. She is a Partner in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with over 20 years of experience in public accounting. Fiona’s specialization has been in Risk Consulting for Asset Management, Banking, Healthcare, Technology, Alternative Investment and Government Sectors. Fiona helps lead KPMG’s […]